A library for developing real-time and embedded applications in C Articles uri icon

authors

  • BASANTA VAL, PABLO
  • GARCIA VALLS, MARIA SOLEDAD

publication date

  • May 2015

start page

  • 239

end page

  • 255

issue

  • 05-06

volume

  • 61

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1383-7621

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-6165

abstract

  • Next generation applications will demand more cost-effective programming abstractions to reduce increasing maintenance and development costs. In this context, the article explores the integration of an efficient programming language and high-level real-time programming abstractions. The resulting abstraction is called Embedded Cyber Physical C (ECP-C) and it is useful for designing real-time applications directly on C. The abstraction has its roots on the real-time Java: one of the most modern programming languages, which benefited from mature programming patterns previously developed for other languages. It also targets embedded processors running on limited hardware. ECP-C takes the programming abstractions described in real-time Java and reflects them into a C application system, providing extensions for multi-threading, resource sharing, memory management, external event, signaling, and memory access. It also reports on the performance results obtained in a set of infrastructures used to check ECP-C, providing clues on the overhead introduced by these mechanisms on limited infrastructures. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

keywords

  • real-time; c programming language; real-time systems; real-time programming languages; arduino